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Military Court Dismisses Appeal Of Serial Killer On Death Row

Ronald A. Gray has lost another court battle aimed at stopping his execution.

A military appeals court dismissed Gray’s request for extraordinary relief last month.

Gray, a convicted serial killer whose crimes were committed in Fayetteville and on Fort Bragg, had asked the court to review his case as he sought to have his convictions and death sentence vacated.

The Nov. 13 opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces was the latest in a nearly 30-year legal battle over Gray’s case.

On Monday, an Army spokeswoman was not immediately able to comment on whether there are any other pending legal proceedings in the case. The spokeswoman also could not comment on whether an execution date has been scheduled or will be scheduled.

Gray is the longest-serving inmate on the military’s death row and is the only current prisoner whose execution has been approved by a

Read more at: http://taskandpurpose.com/military-court-dismisses-appeal-serial-killer-death-row/

Minnesota Supreme Court considers whether late serial killer deserves case review

Convicted Minneapolis serial killer Billy Glaze is dead. So should the courts even consider claims that he might be innocent?

State Supreme Court justices heard arguments Monday morning about whether attorneys working for the Minnesota Innocence Project have standing to continue a petition for review of Glaze’s case.

Glaze, convicted in decades-old murders of three women, had been incarcerated for 28 years when he fell ill with lung cancer and died in December 2015, amid his attorneys’ efforts to exonerate him with new DNA evidence.

A district court judge agreed with Hennepin County prosecutors last year that Glaze’s appeal died with him. Glaze hadn’t yet proven his innocence with the evidence introduced, so there was no “live controversy” to be resolved, the judge found.

Attorneys for Glaze, however, argued on appeal that the public has an interest in learning whether the justice system worked fairly. Glaze’s name still deserves

Read more at: http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-supreme-court-considers-whether-dead-serial-killer-deserves-case-review/463491253/

Minnesota Supreme Court considers whether dead serial killer deserves case review

Convicted Minneapolis serial killer Billy Glaze is dead. So should the courts even consider claims that he might be innocent?

State Supreme Court justices heard arguments Monday about whether attorneys working for the Minnesota Innocence Project have standing to continue a petition for review of Glaze’s case.

Glaze, convicted in decades-old murders of three women, had been incarcerated for 28 years when he fell ill with lung cancer and died in December 2015, amid his attorneys’ efforts to exonerate him with new DNA evidence.

A District Court judge agreed with Hennepin County prosecutors last year that Glaze’s appeal died with him. Glaze hadn’t yet proved his innocence with the evidence introduced, so there was no “live controversy” to be resolved, the judge found.

Attorneys for Glaze, however, argued on appeal that the public has an interest in learning whether the justice system worked fairly. Glaze’s name still deserves to

Read more at: http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-supreme-court-considers-whether-dead-serial-killer-deserves-case-review/463491253/

Military court dismisses appeal of serial killer on death row

Ronald A. Gray has lost another court battle aimed at stopping his execution.

A military appeals court dismissed Gray’s request for extraordinary relief last month. Gray, a convicted serial killer whose crimes were committed in Fayetteville and on Fort Bragg, had asked the court to review his case as he sought to have his convictions and death sentence vacated.

The Nov. 13 opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces was the latest in a nearly 30-year long legal battle over Gray’s case.

On Monday, an Army spokeswoman was not immediately able to comment on whether there are any other pending legal proceedings in the case. The spokeswoman also could not comment on whether an execution date has been scheduled or will be scheduled.

Gray is the longest-serving inmate on the military’s death row and is the only

Read more at: http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20171211/military-court-dismisses-appeal-of-serial-killer-on-death-row

State scientists were ‘trying to do down’ serial killer Nash, appeals court told

SCIENTISTS WORKING FOR the State’s Forensic Science Lab were “put to the pin of their collar” for allegedly trying “to do down” serial killer Mark Nash during his trial for the “cold-case” killing of two women, prosecution lawyers have told the Court of Appeal.

Nash was found guilty in 2015 of murdering the two women, whose mutilated bodies were found in sheltered accommodation in Grangegorman twenty years ago.

The 44-year-old, who is originally from England but has last addresses at Prussia Street and Clonliffe Road in Dublin, had pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the murder of Sylvia Sheils (59) and Mary Callanan (61) between 6 March and 7 March, 1997.

A Central Criminal Court jury found Nash unanimously guilty after deliberating for four hours following a 48-day trial and he was accordingly given the mandatory life sentence by Mr Justice Carroll Moran on 20 April, 2015.

Nash had already been

Read more at: http://www.thejournal.ie/mark-nash-2-3685069-Nov2017/

Claremont serial killer-accused court case delayed until next year …

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October 23, 2017 17:57:54

A side-on head and shoulders shot of Bradley Robert Edwards.
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Bradley Robert Edwards is accused of murdering two women and sexually assaulting two teenage girls. (Facebook: KLAC)

The man accused of murdering two women in Claremont in the 1990s has had his next court appearance postponed until February next year.

Bradley Robert Edwards was charged in December last year with the murders of Jane Rimmer in 1996 and Ciara Glennon in March 1997, who both vanished after a night out

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-23/claremont-killer-accused-trial-delayed-to-next-year/9077770

Claremont serial killer-accused court case delayed until next year

Updated

October 23, 2017 17:57:54

A side-on head and shoulders shot of Bradley Robert Edwards.
Photo:

Bradley Robert Edwards is accused of murdering two women and sexually assaulting two teenage girls. (Facebook: KLAC)

The man accused of murdering two women in Claremont in the 1990s has had his next court appearance postponed until February next year.

Bradley Robert Edwards was charged in December last year with the murders of Jane Rimmer in 1996 and Ciara Glennon in March 1997, who both vanished after a night out

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-23/claremont-killer-accused-trial-delayed-to-next-year/9077770

Accused serial killer accomplice Mary Rice appears in court, case pushed back

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Accused killer Mary Rice was arraigned on March 10 for the murder of Beulah resident Kayla Crocker. Rice allegedly was involved in a multi-day killing spree with William Boyette.

The woman accused of joining Billy Boyette on a multi-state killing spree appeared in court Thursday.

Mary Rice, 37, is facing one first-degree murder charge in Escambia County for the death of Kayla Crocker on Feb. 6.

She also faces accessory after the fact to murder charges in the death of her alleged accomplice Boyette’s ex-girlfriend Alicia Greer and Jacqueline Jeanette Moore in a Milton motel room

Read more at: http://www.pnj.com/story/news/crime/2017/09/15/accused-serial-killer-accomplice-mary-rice-appears-court-case-pushed-back/669280001/

Court sentences serial killer to death

A local court on Thursday awarded the death sentence to Kukkapalli Venkatesh after declaring him as guilty in the sensational murder of Prabhavathi, wife of a a city-based auditor, on July 9, 2016.

Venkatesh, a native of Kondapuram area in the district, is already serving life imprisonment in another case involving the murder of a priest and his wife at Chinacherukuru village in Nellore rural mandal, and is also accused in another murder case in Kavali town last year.

Delivering the judgment in the Prabhavati murder case, Fourth Additional District and Sessions Judge B. Srinivasa Rao sentenced the serial killer to death, whose modus operandi was to attack his victims with a hammer and rain deadly blows on them till their death.

Initially a construction worker, Venkatesh later opened an eatery at Kovur town a few years ago. He used to go around residential localities and identify easy targets. Last year, he entered

Read more at: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/court-sentences-serial-killer-to-death/article19513197.ece

Gansu court begins trial of serial killer

An alleged serial killer, who was accused of raping and murdering 11 female victims in China, confessed in all seven cases during a trial Tuesday in a court in Northwest China’s Gansu Province.

Gao Chengyong, the suspect, pleaded guilty during the trial at the Intermediate People’s Court in Baiyin, Gansu, which started to hear Gao’s cases involving 11 deaths from Tuesday morning.

Zhu Aijun, attorney of Gao, told the Global Times on Tuesday that the remaining four cases will be heard on Wednesday.

“Gao looked calm during the trial,” Zhu said.

Gao, a native of Yuzhong county in Gansu, faces criminal charges including multiple counts of murder, rape, robbery and defiling corpses, according to previous reports.

The Baiyin Intermediate People’s Court said Monday that Gao’s case is influential and complex, the verdict would not be announced Tuesday, the Hongxing News, a news site affiliated with the Chengdu Business Daily, reported.

According to China’s Criminal

Read more at: http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1056920.shtml